Our host for the day in London
I had the idea, I had the material, but I couldn’t see the shape … and I didn’t have a clue about what to do next with my fragile bubble of a plan. That was until last Saturday when my confusion switched suddenly to focus.
The ‘I-think-I-get-it’ moment was thanks to a Guardian masterclass programme on planning and pitching non-fiction. There were 14 of us in the class, all adrift with various book ideas. Our trainer was Jenny Rogers who has published seventy non-fiction books – here’s some of the advice she passed on.
The packers are in the building
House moves are stressful. We’ve done a few…twelve in two decades, which means a fairly constant state of pack and unpack.
Five of the moves have been with three children and a dog, and of those five family moves, two have been international.
Here’s a little of what we’ve learned, written with huge respect for all on the move.